If you are the type of person that says, “I want to lose weight,” you may want to rethink the phrase. (I know, I had to.) What you really mean is that you want to lose fat. Not all weight is the same; there is the weight of our bones, organs, skin, and hair (none of those we want to lose, thank you very much), the weight of our muscle (the more the better, muscle is super calorie-burning) and then there is fat weight, which while it weighs less than muscle, is what can make us look soft and feel squidgy.
I’m definitely more open to have a little more fat on my bones, thanks to the body positivity message, but I’m also aware that a little fat loss can be great for your health and, for some, your confidence. To each their own. If fat loss is your aim then we can help. Below are five tactics that will spike your fat loss, fast.
#1. The Belly-Fat Buster
Thanks to our genetics, we all put fat on in different places. If belly fat is your bugbear, then there are some dietary tactics you can employ, from thermogenic foods to MCT Oil in your morning smoothie.
2. Book a Fat Burning Workout
Is LISS (low-intensity steady-state cardio), weight training or HIIT (high-intensity interval training) better for fat loss? We're busy, so we want to get the best bang for our buck. There's a ton of mixed messages out there, so to help you out we rounded up the best fat-burning workouts, including one that you can easily do at home.
3. Start Protein Pacing
Essentially you want to up your protein intake to help build muscle. But protein is super filling, partly because it’s dense but also because it signals to the brain that you are full and it turns off the hunger hormone ghrelin. The aim of the game is to pace your protein intake out throughout the day.
4. Target the Right Fat
Did you know there are four different types of fat? Neither did we. We’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Not only have we identified the fat types, but we also reveal the workouts, supplements, and treatments that will target each.